Petah is a Yorta Yorta woman with around 25 years of experience in Aboriginal health. She has spent her working life in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and at universities teaching medical students in this area. Her background is in Public Health, Aboriginal Health and research, with particular interests in the Social Determinants of Health and Cultural Safety. Petah works as a Lecturer within the Gukwonderuk Indigenous Engagement Unit at Monash University and recently commenced a PhD.